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MASS MoCA

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87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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March 2019

Exhibition: Trenton Doyle Hancock Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass

March 9 @ 8:00 AM - October 31 @ 5:00 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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“About 50,000 years ago an ape man named Homerbuctas masturbated in a field of prehistoric flowers giving birth to a legend, no, “The” Legend. For years, there have been reports of large, furry, smelly heaps residing in wooded areas around the world. These reports are supposed sightings of the cryptid (creature not yet verified by science), simply known to cryptozoologists as Mounds. I am, for reasons that I can’t quite explain, connected to these mysterious Mound creatures. I share a…

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High Mud Comedy Fest

March 29 - March 30
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Our annual salute to a few funny things will gather a diverse group of comedians to prod us with humor in this heightened moment. Come for laugh-filled workshops, wickedly mocking museum tours, and hilarious musical interludes. Check back for lineup announcements!

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April 2019

Fishing

April 6 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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$20 – $54

This work-in-progress showing offers a first look at the new all-star collaboration between actor Jon Hamm, director/choreographer Danielle Agami, and Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche — a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple absurdity of desire. What to Expect Seating is general admission. Preferred Ticket buyers get the best seat in the house, general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. All Preferred Ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or…

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Trenton Doyle Hancock + Frank Oz

April 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Join exhibiting artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as he discusses his lifelong practice of character creation and myth building with screen legend Frank Oz. The two will talk about the creative process, pop culture, and identity in what promises to be a riveting night of conversation. What to Expect: It’s Yoda, people. We’ll be in our premier venue, the Hunter Center, for this one.

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Suffering From Realness

April 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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“It will gradually become apparent that at particular moments when there is within a society a crisis of belief…the sheer material factualness of the human body will be borrowed to lend that cultural construct the aura of ‘realness’ and ‘certainty.’ – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (1985) Suffering from Realness explores the politics of representation — and the ways in which artists use the body to grasp at and re-center the “aura…

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Mitski With Jay Som

April 20 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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$30 – $55

With her breakout 2016 record Puberty 2 — all raw honesty and stripped down intensity — Mitski seemed to emerge into the indie limelight as a fully formed artist, immediately landing on every critic’s year’s best list. Her brilliant 2018 follow-up, Be the Cowboy, veers sonically into pop, and the writing is as powerful as ever. Iggy Pop says, “she’s probably the most advanced American songwriter that I know.” The Mitski buzz will only get louder; get your tickets early…

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May 2019

Exhibition: Annie Lennox: ‘Now I Let You Go…’

May 1 @ 8:00 AM - December 31 @ 5:00 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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We interact with an infinity of objects from birth to the grave. Over time our ‘belongings’ become more steeped and resonant with memory and nostalgia. In many ways, personal objects express aspects of who we are — our identity: our values: our statements and choices. The passages of time through which we exist become defined by the objects with which we interact. The artefacts contained within the earthen mound — partially buried — partially excavated — have all played a…

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Cauleen Smith We Already Have What We Need

May 25
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Cauleen Smith describes her work as a reflection on “the everyday possibilities of the imagination.” Trained as a filmmaker, the multidisciplinary artist creates visual and phenomenological experiences that ruminate on social, cultural, intellectual, artistic, and political liberation. Her stunning works draw on poetry, Afrofuturism, science fiction, and tactics of experimental film to conjure alternative narratives and what the artist has called “a cornucopia of future histories.” She engages topics and influences as disparate as the African Diaspora, the image of…

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June 2019

Solid Sound Festival

June 28 - June 30
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Spanning three days and four stages, Solid Sound includes music by Wilco and its members’ side projects, as well as many other musical performers. It also features a full comedy lineup, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping, naturalist activities, and more.

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September 2019

Fresh Grass Festival

September 20 - September 22
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists, and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to…

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